In addition to updating attendees as to the content of the recent ethics opinions, the panelists (Christina Magee, Esq. and Christy Foley, Esq.) will discuss the practical problems presented for Mediators and advocates under the scenarios presented to MEAC. Christy Foley is the current MEAC Chair. Christina Magee is the immediate past Chair of the Florida Bar ADR Section. The panelists will discuss different ways to address the practical problems raised by the ethical scenarios presented, as well as ways to resolve or avoid the ethical dilemmas presented. For example, if a mediator cannot use the Ethics Rule as a shield to prevent reporting of attendance at mediation, how should a mediator ethically deal with competing requests from both sides to report/not report a party’s failure to attend? How should a mediator deal with billing for payment in the awkward situation of a unilateral cancellation by one party when the remaining party is prepared to proceed? What is an ethical billing policy? Do any ethics rules particularly apply in this context? What ethics rules apply to conflicts of interest and what must the mediator disclose?Ethics in Practice: Assessing Recent MEAC Opinions In ContextChristina Magee, Esq. and Christy Foley, Esq.